News and announcements

The Welsh Government is making changes to the funding it previously made available to charities working in areas relating to social services, including Family Fund. From April 2016, the four social services grants will be replaced by a new Third Sector grant which aims to support Welsh Ministers’...
23rd July 2015
New guide written by legal experts Irwin Mitchell and charities Contact a Family, Every Disabled Child Matters and the Family and Childcare Trust will help parents with disabled children seek redress if the childcare system fails them. It forms part of the charities’ new campaign ‘Levelling the...
7th July 2015
Businesses need to start paying more attention to how they provide for disabled consumers – because they’re worth £212 billion. The Extra Costs Commission today publishes its final recommendations from its year-long inquiry into the extra costs disabled people face. Its Chair, businessman and...
23rd June 2015
Take a Break, Scotland’s short break fund for disabled children and their families, has re-opened for applications. The programme, funded by Scottish Government, aims to provide families with the choice and opportunity to access a single or ongoing break from caring. Take a Break grants enable...
20th May 2015
Together for Short Lives has launched this year's Children's Hospice Week (11th-17th May) with a message of support from the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess, a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, wrote "For families of children with life-limiting conditions, every moment is precious and...
11th May 2015
A new resource called ‘Paving the Way’ has been created by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. It looks to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.  The Challenging Behaviour Foundations states that "‘Paving the Way' is a resource...
16th April 2015